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I’m a marketing executive and have worked in advertising, marketing and public relations for over fifteen years now – both at the corporate level and also in the agency arena. It has always been a goal of mine to take my writing skills from press releases and ad copy to another level – novel work. My first novel, Invisible Justice, was inspired by a dream in early 2009 and was completed that summer. Brute Justice is the second book in this YA series. Likened by readers to X-Men and Heroes, the Justice series is a contemporary take on teenage super heroes.
After a bit of prodding, I took a break from the Justice series to start a darker young adult novel entitled Misery’s Fire, a storyline my husband dreamt one night and passed along to me. Misery’s Fire is a crime thriller detailing the life and death of Grant Williams and his subsequent experience in the afterworld. When his demon caseworker, Angelo, couldn’t break his spirit, he exacted his revenge by sending Grant back to the fiery pits of high school. He finds himself in a new – and much younger body – with nothing but a backpack and a school uniform. Grant must learn to survive not only life on his own, but also the horrors of high school – cliques and chicks included.
The storyline covers some heavy topics for teens – gangs, drugs, bullying, violence and death. While the topics are dark, the story is delivered with a sarcastic wit that creates a lighter tone and allows the reader to emotionally connect with the main character, despite his transgressions.
My day job… I am the Director of Development for a regional law firm in Indiana where I oversee the business development and marketing campaigns. My responsibilities include managing the public relations efforts, corporate identity, web site, advertising and external communications, client entertainment and special events, contributions and sponsorships, and market research for our firm’s six offices.
For more information on me and my work, visit my website – www.kimjewell.wordpress.com
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Agents or interested readers can contact me directly through my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
on July 06, 2011 :
I enjoyed both books very much and look foward to reading more about the kids.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on June 01, 2011 :
While book 1 introduced the character's world and set us up on a nice little adventure, book 2 continues with the struggles and sets up the road map for the kids to find more of their 'kind' in the future. The ending gave us a nice way to ease into more support for the kids so they aren't having to solo so much. These two books are very well written, they feel like polished novels. Excellent bit of literature! I am looking forward to reading more!
(review of free book)